By Paul Schmitt
The area apple orchards are getting ready for another successful harvest this fall. Despite a six percent decline in production nationally compared to 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, local orchard owners are optimistic about this year’s harvest. Steve Wood of Wood Orchard in Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay says he will have apples going to market this weekend already.
Wood says the area orchards missed out on the more severe weather lately and that the apple crop should remain good for the season.